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MONTERIGGIONI

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MYSTERIES, FEARS AND MAGIC AT DANTE'S TIME



JULY 6th - Feasting at the castle

JULY 7th-8th-9th and JULY 14th-15th-16th - The medieval festival


JUNE 24th-25th - The "Disfida della Valdelsa"

The 2017 Festival

We are now at the 27th edition of the festival (the oldest and longest-running in our country), that will take place on July 6th-7th-8th-9th and 14th-15th-16th.
This year, the chosen theme is: MYSTERIES, FEARS AND MAGIC AT DANTE'S TIME.
Everyone is invited to cross the gates of the castle and enter the experience we are offering. We promise you gleefulness, culture, fun and merriment. Music, dances, cheerfulness and shows performed in a Monteriggioni crowded by craft shops reconstructing activities of the 13th-14th century AD: these are the trademarks of our festival. Shows are targeted at all audiences and will be delivered in collaboration with the best European street artists, producing a terrific mix such as is hardly to be found elsewhere.

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    The Medieval Festival 2017

    Poster of the 2017 festival (by Andrea Rauch)

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    The Medieval Festival

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Buy tickets for the Medieval Festival. Choose your favourite formula on www.boxofficetoscana.it

Tickets

Friday, July 7th and 14th

Ordinary ticket: € 9
Reduced ordinary ticket: € 7
Reduced Coop member ticket (only for presale): € 6
Local residents ticket: € 6
Reduced local residents ticket: € 5

Saturday, July 8th and 15th

Ordinary ticket: € 13
Reduced ordinary ticket: € 11
Reduced Coop member ticket (only for presale): € 10
Local residents ticket: € 11
Reduced local residents ticket: € 8

Sunday, July 9th

Ordinary ticket: € 11
Reduced ordinary ticket: € 9
Reduced Coop member ticket (only for presale): € 8
Local residents ticket: € 9
Reduced local residents ticket: € 6

Sunday, July 16th

Ordinary ticket: € 12
Reduced ordinary ticket: € 10
Reduced Coop member ticket (only for presale): € 9
Local residents ticket: € 10
Reduced local residents ticket: € 7

- free entry for children under 7;
- free entry for guests of all accommodation facilities located within the Castle of Monteriggioni (a dedicated list, filled in by the same facilities, will have to be handed over to the tourist office by 4 PM of every event day);
- reduced (ordinary or local residents) ticket for: senior (65 & over); youths (ages 7-14); accompanied disabled visitors (one reduced ticket per disable + accompanying person);
- reduced ordinary tickets for: guests of all accommodation facilities located within the municipal boundaries of Monteriggioni (with letter released by the accomodation itself); organized groups of 30 or more, prior reservation at the Tourist Office by 4 PM of every event day;
- reduced ordinary tickets for Coop and Unicoop Florence members, restricted to presales at the Unicoop Florence members contact points;

Program

  • Raffaella Senesi
    Raffaella Senesi

    The organizers - Raffaella Senesi, Mayor of Monteriggioni

  • Eraldo Ammannati
    Eraldo Ammannati

    The organizers - Eraldo Ammannati, Artistic director

  • Marco Valenti
    Marco Valenti

    The organizers - Marco Valenti, Scientific director

Disfida della Valdelsa

24th-25th JUNE

The "Disfida della Valdelsa"

24th-25th June (Historical camp)

Cavalry tournament between Monteriggioni and Poggibonsi, with knights in armor.
Historical reconstruction of the Battle of Colle Valdelsa.
Fair/market, artisanal crafts, military camps, hunting with falcons and the ancient flavors of medieval cuisine.

INFO:
phone/fax +39 0577 304834
mobile +39 339 3858533
mail info@monteriggioniturismo.it

BIGLIETTI
bibgietto ordinario: € 8.00
biglietto ridotto ordinario: € 6.00
biglietto residenti: € 6.00

  • ingresso gratuito ai minori di anni 7
  • ingresso ridotto (ridotto ordinario o residenti):
    a. ai visitatori con età maggiore di anni  65;
    b. ai diversamente abili accompagnati (un solo biglietto ridotto per visitatore + accompagnatore);
    c. ai residenti nel Comune di Monteriggioni
    d. ai gruppi organizzati oltre 30 persone previa prenotazione presso l’Ufficio Turistico entro le ore 16.00 del giorno precedente l’evento;

i biglietti sono disponibili in prevendita su Box Office Toscana

 

PROGRAMME

24 June

  • 11 am – 4 pm: Opening, practicing of knights and demonstrations, military camp life, artisanal crafts, fighting exercises.
  • 12 am: Falconry Show
  • 1 pm: Lunch at the food stands
  • 2 pm: Presentation of David Valori's book "Two Knights and a Witch", followed by a reconstruction of the Battle of Campaldino by Roberto Marchionni
  • 5 pm: Parade from the Castle of Monteriggioni to the historical camp
  • 6 pm: Falconry Show
  • 6:30 pm: “Disfida della Valdelsa” (cavalry tournament with knights in armor)
  • 7:30 pm: The battle of Colle Valdelsa
  • 8:30 pm: Music with the Errabundi and dinner.

 

25 june

  • 11 am – 4 pm: Opening, practicing of knights and demonstrations, military camp life, artisanal crafts, fighting exercises.
  • 12 am: Falconry Show
  • 1 pm: Lunch at the food stands
  • 5 pm: Parade from the Castle of Monteriggioni to the historical camp
  • 5:30 pm: Falconry Show
  • 6 pm: The battle of Colle Valdelsa
  • 7 pm: Equestrian Grand Gala of the Monteriggioni Castle
  • 8:30 pm: Music with the Errabundi and dinner.

 

The military field and the horseman's camp will be open for the whole day on both days, except when knights and armed men will be performing.
The re-enactors will be constantly active in demonstrations, artisanal crafts and combat exercises.

 

PARTICIPANTS

  • “Disfida della Valdelsa” (cavalry tournament with knights in armor):
    - Compagnia dell’Aquila Bianca

  • The battle of Colle Valdelsa:
    - Leoni Bianchi (Agresto)
    - ASD Antica Scherma (Pescia)
    - La Masnada dei Buondelmonti (Impruneta)
    - Libera Compagnia delle Tre Fiere (Pisa)
    - Bellatores Federiciani (Padova)
    - Compagnia d'arme delle Spade (Castenaso)
    - Compagnia d'armi "Flos Duellatorum (Chiavari)
    - Arcieri di Mastino (Verona)
    - Milites Ildebrandini (Suvereto)
    - Compagnia dei Balestrieri (Lucca)
    - Compagnia Rosso d'Aquila (l'Aquila)

 

Announcing and presentation: Messer Lurinetto

Falconry: Falconieri del Re

Music: Errabundi

Food stands: various local associations

Feasting at the Castle

6th JULY

 

 

 

 

 

Feasting at the Castle

6th JULY 2017 starting at 8 pm - Piazza Roma

€ 35 per person
SOLD-OUT - CLOSED RESERVATIONS
+39 0577 304834 - info@monteriggioniturismo.it

Dinner Menu

Banquet at the Castle, a magnificent prologue to the medieval festival of Monteriggioni in one of the most picturesque squares of Italy. The banquet traces the history of the castle through ancient delicacies, a light-hearted evening with harmony, good food and ..... more surprises not to be missed.

 

Menù

  • Del pollaio e dell’orto
    Frittatina con erbette
  • Del cortile e dell’incolto
    Crostini con fegatini, funghi, lardo e finocchietto
     
  • La clausura del villano
    Zuppa di ceci con cavolo e farro
     
  • La bonne viande du roi Charle Magne
    Pollo infinocchiato con cipolla
  • Il sostentamento dei Longobardi
    Trancio di maialino in crosta
     
  • Dai casales di Badia a Isola
    Formaggi toscani con miele millefiori
     
  • La vinea et il pomarium
    Pesche con il vino

 

«lascio a barba Sambuco ortolano il mio cappello di paglia per avermi talora dato un mazzo di porri la mattina a buona ora per fare buon stomaco e aguzzarmi l’appetito.
Item a mastro Allegretto canevaro la mia correggia larga e il scarsellotto, per avermi empito il bottrigo ogni volta che io ne avea bisogno, e fatti altri servigi, etc. Item a mastro Martino cuoco il mio coltello e la mia guaina per avermi alcune volte cotto delle rape sotto le cernici e fatto della minestra de fagiuoli con della cipolla, cibo conferente alla mia natura più assai che le tortore, le pernici e i pastizzi, etc. (…)».

(Giulio Cesare Croce, Le sottilissime astuzie di Bertoldo, Rizzoli Editore, Milano 1973)

 

The Medieval Festival

7th-8th-9th JULY

The Medieval Festival

7th-8th-9th JULY 2017

 

FRIDAY 7 JULY

  • 5 pm: Opening of the box office

  • 5.30 pm:  Opening of the craftsmen shops and activities

  • 6.00 - 6.15 pm: Opening of the festival with Jesters and musicians along the streets of the castle

  • 6.15 - 9.00 pm: Memento Ridi - Entertainment and games for children (I° maggio Square)

  • 6.20 - 6.50 pm: Arte Are - Giullare Jocoso e la dama della Luna - Show (Roma Square)

  • 7.00 - 7.50 pm: Parade along the streets of the castle / Salutation of the lord of the castle, followed by “Pentenziagite. Bereavement and death of a heretic” (Roma Square)

  • 7.35 - 8.00 pm:  In Vino Veritas - Concert (Fontebranda)

  • 8.45 - 9.25 pm: Monteriggioni Ensamble - Show (Roma Square)

  • 9.15 - 9.50 pm: Clerici Vagantes - Show (Fontebranda)

  • 9.45 - 10.20 pm: Compagnia Santo Macinello - Show (I°Maggio Square)

  • 10.20 - 11.00 pm: I Giullari del Diavolo - Show (Roma Square)

  • 11.20 - 12.00 mid: Bohemian Bards - Concerto (Piazza Roma)

 

SATURDAY 8 JULY

  • 3.30 pm: Opening of the box office

  • 4.00 pm: Opening of the craftsmen shops and activities

  • 5.30 - 6.00 pm: Opening of the festival with Jesters and musicians along the streets of the castle

  • 6.15 - 9.00 pm: Memento Ridi - Entertainment and games for children (I° maggio Square)

  • 6.35 - 7.00 pm: Clerici Vagantes - Show (Fontebranda)

  • 7.00 - 7.50 pm: Parade along the streets of the castle / Salutation of the lord of the castle, followed by “Pentenziagite. Bereavement and death of a heretic” (Roma Square)

  • 8.20 - 8.45 pm: Compagnia Santo Macinello - Show (Fontebranda)

  • 9.00 - 9.20 pm: Gobbo di Cicignano - Show (I°Maggio Square)

  • 9.45 - 10.20 pm: I Giullari del Diavolo - Show (Roma Square)

  • 9.10 - 10.35 pm: Novus Amor - Concert (I° maggio Square)

  • 10.20 - 11.10 pm: Mattia Favaro “INQUISITUM” - Show (Roma Square)

  • 11.00 - 11.30 pm: In Vino Veritas - Concert (Fontebranda)

  • 11.10 - 11.55 pm: La Compagnia dei Folli - Show (Roma Square)

  • 11.55 - 12.15 am: Parade - “The hanging” (Roma Square and Castle walls)

  • 12.15 - 12.55 am: Bohemian Bards - Concert (Roma Square)

  • 12.55 - 1.10 am: Monteriggioni Ensamble “Infernum”- Performance (Roma Square)

 

SUNDAY 9 JULY

  • 3.30 pm: Opening of the box office

  • 4.00 pm: Opening of the craftsmen shops and activities

  • 5.30 - 6.00 pm: Opening of the festival with Jesters and musicians along the streets of the castle

  • 6.15 - 9.00 pm: Memento Ridi - Entertainment and games for children (I° maggio Square)

  • 6.35 - 7.00 pm: Clerici Vagantes - Show (Fontebranda)

  • 7.00 - 7.50 pm: Parade along the streets of the castle / Salutation of the lord of the castle, followed by “Pentenziagite. Bereavement and death of a heretic” (Roma Square)

  • 7.00 - 7.35 pm: I Giullari del Diavolo - Show (Fontebranda)

  • 8.00 - 8.20 pm: Mattia Favaro “PRESTIGIUM” - Show (Fontebranda)

  • 8.20 - 8.45 pm: Compagnia Santo Macinello - Show (Fontebranda)

  • 9.00 - 9.20 pm: Gobbo di Cicignano - Show (I°Maggio Square)

  • 9.15 - 9.50 pm: Clerici Vagantes - Show (Fontebranda)

  • 10.20 - 11.10 pm: Mattia Favaro “INQUISITUM” - Show (Roma Square)

  • 11.00 - 11.30 pm: In Vino Veritas - Concert (Fontebranda)

  • 11.10 - 11.55 pm: La Compagnia dei Folli - Show (Roma Square)

  • 11.55 - 12.15 am: Parade - “The hanging” (Roma Square and Castle walls)

  • 12.15 - 12.55 am: Bohemian Bards - Concert (Roma Square)

  • 12.55 - 1.10 am: Monteriggioni Ensamble “Infernum”- Performance (Roma Square)

The Medieval Festival

14th-15th-16th JULY

The Medieval Festival

14th-15th-16th JULY 2017

 

FRIDAY 14 JULY

  • 5.00 pm: Opening of the box office

  • 5.30 pm: Opening of the craftsmen shops and activities

  • 6.00 - 6.15 pm: Opening of the festival with Jesters and musicians along the streets of the castle

  • 6.15 - 6.40 pm: I Guardiani dell’Oca - Show (I° maggio Square)

  • 7.00 - 7.45 pm: Parade along the streets of the castle / Salutation of the lord of the castle, followed by “The arrival of the sacred relic of Saint Cirino” (Roma Square)

  • 7.45 - 8.10 pm: Memento Ridi - Show (I° maggio Square)

  • 8.55 - 9.30 pm: Monteriggioni Ensamble – Music and Dances (Roma Square)

  • 9.50 - 10.15 pm: Il Gobbo di Cicignano - Show (Fontebranda)

  • 10.15 - 11.00 pm: Compagnie dal Barbecocul - Concert (Fontebranda)

  • 10.15 - 11.00 pm: I Giullari del Diavolo - Show (Roma Square)

  • 11.00 - 11.20 pm: Historical parade - “The arrival at the Castle of the Caravan of Acamar” (Roma Square)

  • 11.20 - 12.00 mid: Bordo Sarkany - Concert (Roma Square)

 

SATURDAY 15 JULY

  • 3.30 pm: Opening of the box office

  • 4.00 pm: Opening of the craftsmen shops and activities

  • 5.30 - 6.00 pm: Opening of the festival with Jesters and musicians along the streets of the castle

  • 6.15 - 6.55 pm: Arte Are - Giullare Jocoso e la Dama della Luna - Show (Roma Square)

  • 7.00 - 7.45 pm:Parade along the streets of the castle / Salutation of the lord of the castle, followed by “The arrival of the sacred relic of Saint Cirino” (Roma Square)

  • 7.05 - 7.35 pm: Compagnia Santo Macinello - Show (I° maggio Square)

  • 8.10 - 8.35 pm: Compagnie del Barbecocul - Concert (I° maggio Square)

  • 8.40 - 8.55 pm: Memento Ridi - Show (I° maggio Square)

  • 9.15 - 9.45 pm: I guardiani dell’Oca - Concert (Roma Square)

  • 9.45 - 10.20 pm: I Giullari del Diavolo - Show (Roma Square)

  • 10.10 - 10.35 pm: Messer Lurinetto - Show (I° maggio Square)

  • 10.20 - 11.10 pm: Mattia Favaro “ILLUSIO” - Show (Roma Square)

  • 11.10 - 11.55 pm: La Compagnia dei Folli - Show (Roma Square)

  • 11.55 - 12.15 am: Historical parade - “The arrival at the Castle of the Caravan of Acamar” (Roma Square)

  • 12.15 - 12.55 am: Bordo Sarkany - Concert (Roma Square)

  • 12.55 - 1.10 am: Monteriggioni Ensamble “Infernum” - Show (Roma Square)

 

SUNDAY 16 JULY

  • 3.30 pm: Opening of the box office

  • 4.00 pm: Opening of the craftsmen shops and activities

  • 5.30 - 6.00 pm: Opening of the festival with Jesters and musicians along the streets of the castle

  • 6.10 - 6.35 pm: Compagnia Santo Macinello - Show (Fontebranda)

  • 6.35 - 7.00 pm: Clerici Vagantes - Show (Fontebranda)

  • 7.00 - 7.45 pm: Parade along the streets of the castle / Salutation of the lord of the castle, followed by “The arrival of the sacred relic of Saint Cirino” (Roma Square)

  • 7.05 - 7.35 pm: I Giullari del Diavolo - Show (Fontebranda)

  • 8.10 - 8.25 pm: Mattia Favaro “PRESTIGIUM” - Show (Fontebranda)

  • 8.40 - 8.55 pm: Memento Ridi - Show (I° maggio Square)

  • 9.00 - 9.25 pm: Compagnie del Barbecocul - Concert (Fontebranda)

  • 9.50 - 10.15 pm: Il Gobbo di Cicignano - Show (Fontebranda)

  • 10.20 - 11.10 pm: Mattia Favaro “ILLUSIO” - Show (Roma Square)

  • 10.45 - 11.05 pm: I guardiani dell’Oca - Concert (I° maggio Square)

  • 11.00 - 11.45 pm: La Compagnia dei Folli - Show (Roma Square)

  • 11.45 - 12.00 mid: Historical parade - “The arrival at the Castle of the Caravan of Acamar” (Roma Square)

  • 12.00 - 12.10 am: FIREWORKS from the WALLS, followed by Bordo Sarkany - Concert (Roma Square)

  • 12.55 - 1.10 am: Monteriggioni Ensamble “Infernum” - Show (Roma Square)

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